Thursday, February 18, 2010

Did Someone Say Cloche Party?


     I've come a long way since I started blogging in August. I not only know what a cloche is...I actually have a couple of my own now. I won't say I'm as creative with them as some, I'm not. I do think it is fun trying to figure out what special little things to tuck into them. Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life is hosting a Cloche Party today. Make sure you visit her and see all the creative ideas that people come up with.

     The cloche I'm using today I found at Marshalls. It actually came with basil seeds and little pots to grow the basil indoors. Well, the seeds won't go to waste, but they won't be planted in this cloche.


     See how the paint is all chippy? I'm actually trying out the Shabby Chic look. I even tied a bit of burlap around the top! I added a little reindeer moss and a bird's nest. I found the darling little bird at Cracker Barrel and I knew it wanted to come home with me.


     I've yet to figure out the best way to take pictures of a cloche. I tried to get a close-up, but the reflection makes it blur a bit.


     A few weeks ago I found this silver tray at a local thrift shop for $4. A little silver polish and now I have this:


Thank you Marty for another fun party!

47 comments:

Jenglamgirl said...

love what you did with your cloche, so pretty and cute and full of spring fever!

Blondie's Journal said...

Sue~~~

Your cloche looks so cute with the little bird. I have had such a hard time finding cloches and I wasn't lucky enough to find one at Marshall's. Lucky girl. Love it!!

xoxo
Janie

Jeanette said...

It does look like spring is peaking its head through your cloche. Very pretty

dee dee said...

Sue,
This is so pretty! Your tiny bird is darling! Love the bit of burlap on the top. I think you photos turned out great! And finally you picked out a great silver tray, I am amazed how nice it cleaned up!
Dee Dee

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Dee Dee-I was amazed at how it looked new when it was polished.

Cozy Little House said...

Say cloche and the bloggers come running! Love your ideas here!
Brenda

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

I'm ashamed to admit, but I've never heard of a cloche....but I'm loving it! Thanks for teaching me something new!

Prior said...

Wow! Love your cloche and the silver tray I can never get mine to shine, so I just tell myself I like the patina! lol, Lezlee

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great job Sue! I love it! The tray looks terrific!

kim said...

I love the bird in the chippy dish with the greenery. Such great texture.

Shelia said...

Hi and I've loved seeing your cloche. You've decked it all very well. I'm featuring birds under my cloches too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

Pretty cloche but that tray is absolutely gorgeous. What a deal!..Christine

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Great cloches...that silver tray is eautiful.

Karen said...

I MISSED IT! See what happens when you go away for a few days!
Well, know that you are not alone - taking pictures of the cloches can be very tricky. Some of my shots have all these squiggely lines . . . who knows!
Great deal on the silver tray! And the vignette on it with the cloche is just adorable! YAY! Your first cloche party!
Fun huh?
Thanks for sharing! Karen

Angie said...

I think I'm with you...I always thought a cloche was just a hat! Either way, what a cute little decorative display :)

jenjen said...

Beautiful Sue! I love cloches! Such a fun way to make little vignettes!

XOXO
Jen

alice said...

Darling! You have done such a sweet job. The burlap is a nice touch. My silver has patina. It just works best for me. Yours is beautiful.
smiles, alice

Gaia said...

I have a fantastic collection of glass dome! from tiny size to the biggest!

Have a nice weekend!

Barbara said...

Sue, You did a great job, your cloche is beautiful. Each piece goes together perfectly, you might not have known about them before, but you certainly made up for lost time.

Barbara

Sue said...

Cloche is a new term for me but I love the idea. You are VERY creative!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

This is so charming Sue! Anything with birds make me happy! I have such a hard time with cloches too, and taking photos is so tough. I wish I knew the secret. Hugs, Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Sue, your cloche is just wonderful. I love the pottery base, it just makes it look so fantastic. Your little nest and bird are just perfect, and then displayed on that gorgeous tray it is just beautiful. Thanks so much for joining the party. This is so much fun. Hugs, Marty

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Sue
Love your cloche and the silver tray!! both beautiful and versatile..
So I hope your niece enjoys her time here... the northern part of Australia never really gets cold so if she gets up that way.. she won't be completely in winter!! Have a great weekend xx Julie

Marianne@Songbird said...

That silver polish sure did wonders. Lovely vignette!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sue, this is so sweet.....very charming!

Barb

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi nice to meet you. Your cloche is so cute.
Happy spring!

Debbie

Maya said...

Well, I think I have to start keeping my eyes open for a cloche! I've seen so many around with such wonderful displays "under" them.

Have a Happy Weekend!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty vignette. You did good.:)

Kathleen said...

You did great!! I am so impaired! I think I will get a wire one..no reflection to deal with!

My name means Wisdom said...

I was fortunate enough to inherit some from my grandmother. I have always loved them-- never figured out a way to photograph them though.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Sweet cloche...so antique in its look and such a feel for the Spring season.
♥, Susan

Carey said...

I love your cloche, the detail are beautiful. This is my first visit to your blog and I found a great salad to make. Come on over and visit my blog at Chicory Nits.

Carey

Kathysue said...

sue this looks like the beginning of a very cute Easter Tablescape in your future. Love the little chick that looks like chocolate,Kathysue

Sandra said...

Hi Sue! I love your cloche! Girl, I can't even find cloches to buy in my area! I'm gonna do the happy dance when I find one. lol Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend.
Sandra

koralee said...

I love your cloche...I have many...time to get them out for Easter! Your display is adorable.xoxoxo

Holly said...

So pretty. I love the details - the bird, the eggs, the burlap tie! I have a friend who has always decorated with cloches...I love them and am just jumping on the bandwagon myself!

Rettabug said...

Your cute little birdie under glass is just the perfect touch, Sue! I'm very impressed with the way your tray cleaned up, too. Job well done!!

I don't own any real cloches...just butter dishes. *sigh* I need to go shopping! LOL

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love it!!!!

Lexie said...

at first i was thinking a cloche hat party! you could wear your hats and creat these little cloche-terrariums! how fun!

PS. thanks for your sweet compliments! your comments always put a spring in my step!

DUTA said...

Well, you don't "need Mom" Sue; you're doing a pretty job on your own. It seems you have a gift for finding deals and bringing home such little treasures like the cloche and the silver tray.
As always, your pictures are..professional.

Low Tide High Style said...

Your cloche is really lovely! The little bird and nest with the eggs are so pretty!

Kat :)

kim said...

Sue, thanks so much. Belated Happy Anniversary to you. Yes, time flies when you're having fun!!

JUST ME said...

That thing looks awesome! Like a naturalistic space egg.

PS: Thanks for those *inspiring* words on my blog ;)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Monday Sue Sweetie...
Thank you for stopping by this morning. I so love it when you do.

I love your cloche's that you have shared. The one with the sterling silver plate is my favorite. I had not thought of using my plates for one. I usually participate, but just have not put anything new into my cloche's. I have to get into the spring mode. You have encouraged me.

Have a beautiful Monday sweetie. Thank you as always for sharing. I love to come and see what you have created.

Country hugs and much love...Sherry

Shellbelle said...

It's like Spring-Under-Glass! Makes me feel warm all over and reminds me that yes, the sun will shine again, the birds will sing again and once again I will get to go to the beach!

Great deal on the tray and I just love Marshall's and TJ Maxx for deals on home goods. Lovely!

FrugalMom said...

That cloche is adorable, and I love your silver tray.

Patriotic Mom said...

This vignette really looks shabby chic! I wouldn't have thought to put something like this on a silver tray. That tray polished up so pretty! Joan